||CARERS OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE SUFFERERS: EMPOWERMENT AND EFFICACY VIA EDUCATION (CADS: E3)
||University of Lincoln Research Investment Fund
- Dr Jo Middlemass, Research Fellow, Community and Health Research Unit (CaHRU), University of Lincoln
- Despina Laparidou, Research Assistant, CaHRU, University of Lincoln
- Professor Terence Karran, Professor of Higher Education, School of Education
- Dr John Hudson, Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology
- Paul Mansfield, Senior Lecturer, School of Health and Social Care
- Professor A N Siriwardena, Professor of Primary and Prehospital Health Care, CaHRU, University of Lincoln
- University of Lincoln
- United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
- Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation NHS Trust
||The aim of this study was to develop develop a complex psychoeducational intervention for carers of people with dementia to improve carer and patient outcomes.
- To explore which psychoeducational interventions have been found to be effective for carers of people with AD sufferers and how effective/cost-effective they are.
- To identify which patient and carer outcomes have been identified/measured in studies of psychoeducational interventions for carers of AD sufferers.
- To investigate which research there is on the effect of carers of AD sufferers using validated instruments to measure/monitor the progression of AD.
- To explore the perceptions and views of carers, patients and health professionals on potential psychoeducational and monitoring interventions and a formal monitoring role for carers of AD sufferers?
||Complex intervention development.
||Development of a randomised controlled trial.
||Peer reviewed publications and presentations to national and international conferences.
||The study will help deliver an intervention which includes strategies to improve carer and patient outcomes for people with dementia.